mobilebehavior.comBusiness as usualThat's the bad news. The good news is that California State Senator Alex Padilla pushed a bill to punish cellphone smugglers through its first stage of approval yesterday (his third attempt in the last four years).
Currently, phones are used by jailed bigsh ... More >>
TIME MagazineA California prison guard chills with some confiscated cell phonesCell phones and prisons -- just call 'em "jail cells"! -- are a real winning combo.
It's the ideal situation for any criminal who can stand to conduct business without the rush of the live hunt: Mobile phone in ha ... More >>
One of organized crime's more potent weapons of late has been the mobile phone. If you've ever wondered how a prison-based organization like the Mexican Mafia can be so effective, or why even some prison officials have said prison gangs essentially run their lockups, the preponderance of smug ... More >>
Ray Chavez for the CDC.Treating inmates at San Quentin State Prison.Looking into a federal receiver's numbers on California's prison health-care system, KPCC (89.3 FM) found that while inmate deaths have declined for the second year in a row, the number of preventable deaths was up 50 percent ... More >>
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has confirmed there are 20 cases of swine flu among prisoners at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. According to Associated Press, LASD spokesman Steve Whitmore said Wednesday that the first flu case was confirmed two weeks ago at the Men's Central Jail ... More >>
A confirmed case of tuberculosis has prompted a lockdown of the state prison in Lancaster. Both the facility's nearly 4,600 inmates and 1,900 employees will be tested for the disease, which can spread quickly in confined spaces. Quoting prison officials, the L.A. Times reports that the infected subj ... More >>
As we were rolling awake this morning, the radio catching us up on the day's news, a report came on NPR about a new musical that the Nederlander company is producing for Broadway. The producers, who made a bundle off its Mama Mia juggernaut, bought the rights to adapt Michael Jackson's Thriller on ... More >>
It was a surprise to get another letter from Shayne Allyn Ziska, a former correctional officer at the California Institution for Men in Chino, who has continuously protested his innocence ever since he was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and civil rights violations by a federal jud ... More >>
The wily civil rights lawyer from Venice Beach just wonâ€™t go quietly. Even though Steve Yagman was found guilty of multiple money laundering charges as well as bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion in June, sentenced to three years in federal prison in November, and told to surrender to federal authori ... More >>